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WorldCat: How to use it: Basic Search

Your online tutorial on how to find resources at the Tyndale libraries and beyond using WorldCat Local

Navigate Search Tyndale WorldCat pages

Click on one of the links to return to the following pages:


Basic Search

Advanced Search

Command Line Search

Sorting / Limiting Results

Find resources at Tyndale

Search for an item in the Tyndale WorldCat: >>

Basic search strategies

The Basic Search is the default search for the Tyndale WorldCat homepage.

It is a great tool to use when you are just beginning to explore a new topic because it uses keywords to find resources by title, subject, author, abstract,  all at one time.

Searching for items on the Basic Search engine is easy as 1-2-3 (literally)

  1. Enter search terms
  2. Click the Search button
    After you click Search, WorldCat will display your results.
  3. Use the filters on the left-hand side of the page to narrow down your search in a number of categories.
  4. Use the dropdown menu to change the order of your search results by relevance, recency, and library.

Sounds good? But what if you want to conduct a more targeted search (i.e. title, author, etc.)? 

To find out how, let's look at the Advanced Search strategies.

For more information on how to refine your search results please click Sorting / Limiting Searches